Property lawyer to restaurateur!

/ 21 March 2018

Alex Olivier and her partner Samuel Carter open new restaurant, with a little help from her former employer.

We are always delighted to support new business ventures, but this one was particularly special.

Our former Commercial Property Solicitor, Alex Olivier, and her partner Sam, took the brave leap to leave their jobs and start their own restaurant business in the heart of Cambridge.

Team members in our property, commercial and employment teams supported Alex and Sam’s acquisition of Restaurant 22 on Chesterton Road, Cambridge.

It is a wonderful Victorian building, with many original features including fireplaces, stained glass and original flooring – which make it the perfect space for their new venture. This character was important to Alex when looking for the right property. Everyone at the firm worked hard to ensure they secured the acquisition ran as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Alex says, “It was a bit nerve-wracking to leave a career I had worked so hard for but I am so glad I took the leap. It has been our dream to have our own restaurant since we first met ten years ago and so we are over the moon that we are finally getting there. Thank you so much to my old employer for all the support in helping to make our dream happen.”

Sam Carter has worked with some of the top Michelin chefs in the country, so the menu promises to be something extra special.

After a few months of refurbishment, menu development and careful planning, the opening night is nearly here. And Alex’s former colleagues will be some of the first customers through the door.

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